A very large lance head
This large lance head is likely from the Bornu region of Nigeria. Although similar lances were used across northern Nigeria and ev…
The shoulders of the lance are immense and clearly show the forging effort required.
The result is a very thick and sturdy blade.
The blade has an armour piercing tip and a heavy rib.
Compared to a regular sized takouba sword the proportions are somewhat astounding.
This image shows it with another similar although less old lance.
When compared to some smaller swords it is of nearly the same dimensions.